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Bishop Cal Stubbs in front of his Taste of Class restaurant in Parramore./Photo by: Catherine Welch
Central Florida News

Taking On Parramore’s Soaring Unemployment Rate


When the city of Orlando launched a study into the historic black Parramore neighborhood, it got back some alarming statistics. One of them was Parramore’s jobless rate – nearly 24 percent. Much has changed since last year, when that number surfaced in a comprehensive plan for the neighborhood.
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Gordon Smith and his crew flag down passing cars to park in his grass lot along South Street. Photo: Brendan Byrne
Central Florida News

In Shadow Of Citrus Bowl, Savvy Residents Sell Parking Spots


During any event downtown, parking is a bear. Even though the city of Orlando is building new sports and entertainment venues – parking remains a hot commodity. That led some business savvy residents of the Parramore neighborhood to cash in on the city’s lack of spots. But does the practice represents a darker side of development in the community?
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